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Reach Higher Overhead *low difficulty neck shoulder Aug 16, 2022

Reaching overhead is a highly complex movement. It requires harmonious coordination of strength and flexibility in the shoulders, shoulder blades, upper back, ribs, chest, and collar bones. The better you are at putting all of these pieces together the easier it will be to get your arms up over...

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Spinal Rhythm: Connecting The Head And The Pelvis *low difficulty low back neck posture Jul 07, 2022

Your spine connects your head to your pelvis. If your spine is free and flexible, a movement from your head should create a movement in your pelvis like a wave moving through the water. We often hold stiffness in our spine because of muscle tension, joint degeneration, or habit, that prevents...

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Cat-Cow and More *medium difficulty low back neck Mar 29, 2022

Reduce stiffness in your entire spine and hips with this variation of the "Cat-Cow" yoga pose.

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The Stiff Neck Solution *low difficulty neck Mar 08, 2022

Very often the best way to alleviate a stiff neck is NOT to push the neck further into the restricted direction, but rather to allow the rest of the body to move more so the neck can do less. When the neck has help from the rest of the spine in turning the head you will gain mobility and if you...

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Easier Neck And Shoulder Rotation *medium difficulty neck shoulder Dec 09, 2021

Muscle tension in the neck will limit your ability to rotate both your neck and shoulders. In this video, you will explore that relationship. You will begin to feel the connection between neck position, muscle tension, and shoulder mobility. You will also practice movement with less muscle...

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The Neck, Shoulder, Chest, Low Back, and Hips Stretch *medium difficulty low back neck posture shoulder Dec 02, 2021

Explore this movement series to retrain your spine to twist, your chest to open, your neck to rotate, and your hips to expand. In normal daily activities, we turn our head and chest on a fixed lower body. In this movement improvement session, you will turn in the opposite manner twisting your...

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Flexible Spine Part 3: Twisting *low difficulty low back neck Nov 11, 2021

This video is the final of the three-part series on making your spine more flexible. In this video, you will explore how your spine twists and work on allowing it to move with greater ease and comfort. This movement improvement session starts with smaller, less taxing movements and then gets...

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Flexible Spine Part 2: Side Bending *medium difficulty low back neck Nov 04, 2021

Spinal side bending mobility is often overlooked, but it is a key component to many daily activities such as walking or standing on one leg and even breathing. In this video, you will perform a series of movements that allow you to explore your ability to side bend and discover where restrictions...

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Flexible Spine Part 1: Flexion and Extension *medium difficulty abdominals low back neck Oct 28, 2021

 'You are on as young as your spine is flexible" - Joseph Pilates

The spine can move in 3 planes of motion.  In the first of this three-part series, you will explore moving your spine into flexion and extension or bending forward in backward. This gentle but challenging movement...

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Shoulder Circles *low difficulty low back neck shoulder Oct 07, 2021

If I was only allowed to do one movement improvement routine for the rest of my life it would be this one. Shoulder circles are a great way to free up the entire spine, from neck to mid-back to low-back. They also create freedom in the hips and shoulders. In this session you will learn to find...

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How I Treated My Own Neck Pain This Weekend *low difficulty neck Aug 27, 2021

In this session, I demonstrate how to create new movement patterns by putting unlikely movements together. When you confuse your brain with unlikely combinations of movements it has no hose but to let o of old ways of moving that have caused pain and stress. Thankfully it worked for me. 

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Terrific Torso: Freeing Up The Mid-Back and Ribcage *medium difficulty low back neck Jul 16, 2021

Mid-back and ribcage mobility is a pretty good indicator of someone's general movement health. Today we are re-visiting methods to find hidden flexibility through this often neglected area.

The thoracic spine (mid-back) is made up of 12 vertebrae, each with a rib attached on either side. Of these...

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